Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I have been on SparkPeople off and on for 3+ years. I once lost 25 lbs. (it is all back now), but I did it through the excitement, confidence and support this site gave me. This past October, I had hit my stress level with everything. I would start losing, then get “busy” and stop getting involved. I was back and forth on everything in my life in seemed. So, I cancelled my SparkPeople. I cancelled a lot. I spent two months with my son, our Pack leadership, and my boss figuring out what people wanted from me, what I could do, and what had to be let go. As things are balancing out better, I missed SparkPeople. I missed the connection with people that knew what I was going through; people who had failed but kept trying and succeeded and kept going. As I look at 2012 with fresh and refocused eyes, I know I have to give myself time for me. I need to do more for myself than a brief self-manicure while reading tech journals. It is time to care again. Therefore, I am starting over; a new profile, back through all the beginning steps. I won’t let myself shortcut through them because I have done them once 3 years ago. This is a new start, and it starts now.